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Tip: DROID 2 Initial Bootup Battery Fix

Seems weird that we’re writing about an issue with the Droid 2 before it comes out right?  Well we just want to make sure everyone is covered when they go pick one up or when their pre-order arrives tomorrow.  (And yes, pre-orders are shipping already!)

In some cases, when the battery of the D2 is first inserted into the device, you may run into an issue with the flashing of the LED light on the back followed by an error message on the screen.  If this should happen to you, a simple battery pull and second attempt should fix it.

Verizon is planning a permanent fix via software update in the near future.

  • Amarion thomas

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    with a side of fries

  • Runcreek

    Got mine today. My IT guy moved all of my Blackberry data over no problem and it is even updating my calendar and old mail files from 3 different account. I am very happy with my Droid 2. Don't know what y'all think is fast but mine is faster than my friends iphone.

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    I have to agree with some of the others here. As much fun as we made of the iPhone4 we sure don't need Motorola/Verizon releasing something that they know have significant errors.

    I guess it is the price we all pay for being so d@mned impatient and pushing for new stuff.

  • Not you

    in reply to bridex

  • Not you

    What's this got to do with “Tip: DROID 2 Initial Bootup Battery Fix”?

  • Runcreek

    Got mine today. My IT guy moved all of my Blackberry data over no problem and it is even updating my calendar and old mail files from 3 different account. I am very happy with my Droid 2. Don't know what y'all think is fast but mine is faster than my friends iphone.

  • http://kwparker80.myopenid.com/ kwparker80

    I have to agree with some of the others here. As much fun as we made of the iPhone4 we sure don't need Motorola/Verizon releasing something that they know have significant errors.

    I guess it is the price we all pay for being so d@mned impatient and pushing for new stuff.

  • Not you

    What's this got to do with “Tip: DROID 2 Initial Bootup Battery Fix”?

    • Not you

      in reply to bridex

  • briderx

    I called verizon last night because my USB port on my Droid1 won't take a charge unless the usb cable is angled at a certain angle. Well, I talked to a guy that told me he'd get me out a replacement. This was in Tech. So, he asked for a contact #, I gave it to him and he sat there quiet for a minute.. Then, I heard him say under his breath, “Hmm.. I'll check the other warehouse..” It was barely audible, but then he came back on and asked for my contact info again and told me that he'd have to give me a call back in a couple days because he needs to wait for a shipment to arrive..??? So, I'm sitting here wondering if Verizon is fully phasing out the Droid1's and replacing them with the D2? Maybe avoiding replacing an unlocked bootloader phone with a locked one? Or do you think the replacements are happening so often that they can't keep any refurbs in stock?? Anyone shine some light on this for me?

  • NairRo

    WTH.. I waited months for this phone to drop and now it's not living up to the hype.. I just came back from 3 Verizon Stores here in Northeast Ohio and all 6 D2s I touched were crap… Be on the lookout for a Service Patch Update. Very Buggy, Notification Bar opens when NOT promted, Lots of Apps loading when NOT selected…Very Slow speed…. Any body else notice the slow processing? I was so pumped to pick one up today…..

  • http://twitter.com/Gadgetsteria Gadgetsteria

    Having to pull the batt once and re-insert it is hardly a big problem. If it impeded user experience or the phone wouldn't boot, I could obviously see a larger issue.

  • zero

    Figure in a few months the bugs will be worked out the bootloader will be cracked and I can root and custom rom a Droid 2 I will walk into Verizon tell them my D1 is on the fritz and demand they replace it since I have a 1 year warranty anyway and go on with life with a nice D2.

    Or maybe buy the Droid 2 straight out so I can keep my Droid and put it in some frame of sorts to honor it forever.

  • TechDeft

    I like lots of phones Verizon but the Original Droid is my bottom Droid.

    • GNO

      +1 for the reference and icon. Nicely done!

      • TechDeft

        Haha thank you sir! Consider hitting like if you like it. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    Yeah the fix will come when ginger bread hits it.. So sad. I wonder if anyone will even go get this? I doubt people don't want an awesome 4.3 screen!

    • fish1552

      It's still the same 3.7 inches like our D1. It's the DroidX that has the large screen.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Heading over the to launch at lunch. Eager to see this thing, based on Kellex's review. How can I not be drawn to at least check out the offspring of my beloved D1??

    There's a group of us who attend each launch and check out the phones on launch day… we've been to the HTC Incredible launch, EVO4G launch, the DX launch, and now we'll be going today to check out the D2. Can't wait to check out that R2D2 one… looks hilarious.

    I think I will walk up to the first person I see actually using one as their primary phone and give them a hug.

  • Eric

    umm don't u mean today not tomrrow?

  • tiptoptommy

    Off topic but any thoughts on this

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/exclusive-so

    • Kaufkin

      dunno, but how about this?

      http://www.talkandroid.com/10350-droid-2-launch

      much more relivant, and more annoying…

      kaufkin
      (not much of a gamer, but yeah, that is cool tech for a beta…)

      • fish1552

        Great. Is Moto *trying* to give Apple some ammo or something??? Right about now they are begging for something to fire back with after the antenna thing.

    • Patem10

      This is exactly what I've been waiting for. The whole reason I stepped up to a smart phone in the first place was for the games. I can't wait for this to come out. Maybe then we'll get some better Android games on the market.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IUN3ZLER2U2CLWTMONJUBSLLCE Mickey

    No problems here. Just picked mine up.

  • snafu009

    It's obviously trying to tell you something…in morse code.

    • fish1552

      It might be sending out “iPhones suck!”

  • tbaybe

    lol.. already!

  • Sjdonohoe

    Waiting patiently for the FedEx guy to drop mine off!

    • Knightcrusader

      Me too! It's out for delivery. I am waiting for my phone to ring with a call from the receptionist to let me know it has arrived…

  • tiptoptommy

    Really this want caught by quality control or beta testing? Hmmmm……..

  • joed5122

    Anyone know if the battery from the Droid 1 will work in the Droid 2? I know it's an A955 vs. A855 for Droid 1 but I was just curious. I'd have two extra batteries if they're compatible.

    • tiptoptommy

      Heck no they would never allow that lol

      • joed5122

        lol. yeah, not likely. Oh well, I'm only getting a Droid 2 if I can get my hands on the R2D2 version anyway.

        • tiptoptommy

          But its soooooo ugly!! lol

    • Spaeds

      best part of my htc phone… they all have the same battery… EVO/Inc/TP2/mytouch slide/HD2/eris and there is more than that those are just the ones I remember googleing to get a cheap battery

    • Airos4

      I can confirm that the multimedia station / desk cradle DOES work fine… the car dock does not fit at all. Both batteries are labeled exactly the same, so I suspect you're good.

  • djenks24

    So Close!!!! Not surprising, there are always little glitches that require and update right after the release.

  • Hogasswildmc

    Hey I was first!

    • antintyty

      *FAIL*

  • Hogasswildmc

    Near future=2-3 months on Verizon's schedule.

    • Timoh

      The fix will come with the Gingerbread rollout.